The British War Graves in Nunhead Cemetery contain the remains of 266 British servicemen who served in the First World War, many of whom died of their wounds received in action, or else of disease.
Their grave site was desecrated in the 1970s: the Cross of Sacrifice marking their graves was demolished and the bronze plaques inscribed with their names stolen. The site was left derelict and it has long been FONC‘s aim to get the site tidied up and a new monument erected.
The site of the graves was cleared by FONC volunteers and a new monument has been erected on the site thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Southwark Council. The graves were rededicated at a special service held on Sunday 4th November. A full report will be published in issue 43 of FONC News.
A selection of photographs taken by Paul Dyer at the British War Graves Rededication Service can be seen below.
All photographs © FONC.
Last Updated on 18th February 2022